Clashes Erupt in Indian Kashmir Over Charlie Hebdo's Cartoon

January 23, 2015 11:32 AM

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Government forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir fired warning shots and tear gas Friday to disperse Muslim protesters angry at the publication of a caricature of Prophet Muhammad in the latest issue of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

Protests broke out in the main city of Srinagar after Friday prayers with worshippers carrying placards reading "Down with Charlie" and chanting slogans against the Indian rule and in favor of Islam.

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